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William Bankes Partner T:01244 896650 M:07881 092500

An experienced corporate lawyer.

William has spent nearly twenty years advising businesses and their investors on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and investment agreements, and commercial matters including corporate governance.  He specialises in owner-managed sales and purchases, company reorganisations and investment and joint venture arrangements.

William acts for owner-managers, SMEs, entrepreneurs and private equity investors, in sectors as diverse as renewable energy, hotel and leisure and independent financial advisors.

Examples of how William has helped clients include:

  • acting for the seller of a company to a US buyer and structuring the consideration in the most tax efficient way for the seller;
  • acting for the administrators of Wedgwood Museum in the sale of its assets to the V & A Museum following the collapse of Wedgwood; and
  • helping a major hotel chain reorganise its portfolio of hotels to make the group structure more tax efficient.